canabis

The Issues with Cannabis

Most treatment centers are taking a strongly anti-cannabis stand. Some even go so far as to ignore the research that shows different types of cannabis blends have different medical benefits. Because we at PCI are interested in science-informed treatment, we take a more neutral stance on cannabis. (Full disclosure: we encourage most if not all…

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hallucinogens

Hallucinogens/Psychedelics

The psychedelics (or Hallucinogens) are a class of drugs that have a profound cultural mythos. They are often associated with social rebellion of the 1960’s and 70’s, and, conversely, with “spiritual” personalities and religious figures across dozens of cultures. Most people have either an automatically positive or negative view of these types of drugs. In…

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Patient intake for IOP

What is IOP and how can it help?

Many of you have probably encountered the acronym IOP when searching for treatment or checking treatment centers in your area. We want to use this blog post to explain what IOP is. It’s an important treatment option, and how it is supposed to serve people struggling with mental illness and addiction disorders. IOP Explained So…

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corona virus

Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Medical: The treatment team at PCI deeply recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense challenges and has upended many facets of normal life, but uniquely impacts those suffering with addiction. Extreme measures such as social distancing and remaining homebound during this time can amplify feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can lead vulnerable people…

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wellness

A Case for Wellness

Why Wellness? Research has always shown that healthy relationships are the foundation of health and well-being. The problem is, we often struggle with relationships and other aspects of well-being, or wellness, in a way that results in mental health problems. Often, due to busy work lives or intense social obligations, we slowly begin neglecting our basic needs to…

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addiction disorder treatment

What We Offer in Addition to Addiction Disorder Treatment

At PCI Centers, we are mostly known for our addiction disorder treatment. We have helped many to discover and eventually overcome the underlying traumas and other issues that have made them more vulnerable to addictions. That’s often the focus of our Intensive Outpatient Program. However, we also offer other treatments for those in our Outpatient…

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adaptive coping mechanisms

How to Strengthen Your Adaptive Coping Mechanisms

Adaptive Coping Mechanisms: Maladaptive Coping  Bad things happen to us every day. Maybe there’s an accident ahead of you on the highway that makes you late for work. Perhaps you come home to find that your kids have broken something valuable. Maybe a partner has broken up with you, or some other negative thing has…

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